This podcast episode is in partnership with Mission First Capital. This is not investment advice, please make sure to do your own research before investing in any opportunity. There are inherent risks with investing and everyone should do their own research before investing in any investment opportunity.
When you think about saving for retirement when you are in the military, you might think the only investment opportunity you have available to you is the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). And with the new retirement and the matching provided by the government, the TSP does have its advantages. But there are other opportunities to invest in and are worth considering as you work to diversify your portfolio. And one such option is with veteran-owned Mission First Capital.
Who is Mission First Capital?
Mission First Capital is a real estate investment opportunity with a 100% veteran-owned company. In today’s interview with Alex Breshears, investor relations, shares a little about why Mission First Capital was created and who it is for. The owners Phil Capron and Anthony Pinto both started investing in real estate and were able to see great returns. They wanted to make investing in real estate an option for more people without having to be a landlord. They specifically wanted to help military families.
Mission First Capital believes that what everyone needs to make better investment choices is time and by providing investment opportunities to people through Mission First Capital they are giving you more time. They do the research and you invest with them and then you see the returns.
Mission First Capital Growth Fund
The Mission First Capital Growth Fund was created to provide an alternative to the typical retirement style funds found in either the TSP (Thrift Savings Plan) or other options such as the stock market or 401k. The goal of the Capital Growth Fund is really meant to provide more of a nest egg. Investment opportunities start at $5,000. Each plan provides different terms of time commitment and expected returns.
The Mission First Capital Growth Fund gives investors 3 different options to choose from:
- 3 Years – 25%
- 5 Years – 50%
- 8 Years – 100%
So what does this mean for you the investor?
Here is a quick example to show you how your money could grow over time. Let’s say you invest the minimum of $5,000 in 2021, which means in 2024 you can expect to receive $6,250 back. Now imagine if you invest $50,000, after 3 years you would put $62,500 in your pocket. If you invest $50,000 for 5 years you would put $75,000 in your pocket after those 5 years. If you invest $50,000 for 8 years, you would put $100,000 in your pocket after those 8 years.
The Mission First Capital Growth Fund Difference
If you were to compare the TSP fund returns over the past 20 years the average return is only at 6%. So as an example if you put in $50,000 into the TSP and $50,000 into the Mission First Capital Growth Fund in 2021 what would happen? Let’s fast forward to 2029. With the TSP you would put only a total of $80,000 in your pocket. With the Mission First Capital Growth Fund in 8 years, you will have doubled your money and you are able to put $100,000 in your pocket. That’s an average of $2,500 a year or $208 per month MORE that you are making on your investment than if you would have put that same money in the TSP.
Mission First Capital uses the number $50,000 as an example to show the type of returns you can get. Keep in mind the Mission First Capital Growth Fund allows an individual to invest as little as $5,000 to get started building their real estate investment portfolio. These examples are expected returns and not guaranteed returns for each fund.
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Connect with Alex:
Alex Breshears is a private money lender, Regulation A fund Investor Relations manager, multi-family underwriter, educator, limited partner in multi-family syndications, and community builder. She partners with active and passive real estate investors, syndicators, and military spouses to grow their financial independence, knowledge, and professional network.
At Mission First Capital, she works in organizational management, investor relations, and underwriting for property acquisitions for asset purchases. Alex is also passionate about financial education and independence for female investors. She is currently a chemistry professor, teaching for a four-year school online. She also leads a biweekly educational series about real estate investing in her Facebook group.
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